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Odes: With Carmen Saeculare

Odes: With Carmen Saeculare

Horace
Translated by Stanley Lombardo
Introduction and notes by Anthony Corbeill

March 2018 - 264 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth (no dust jacket) 978-1-62466-689-6
$56.00
Paper 978-1-62466-688-9
$18.00
Examination 978-1-62466-688-9
$3.00

Quick Overview

"Yet again, Stanley Lombardo has produced a superb translation, this time of the Odes of Horace. The greatest virtue of his translation is that he represents the stanzas of Horace's lyric stanzas with his own poetic version, closely hewing to the stanzas of the Horatian original. The translation, with the Latin text facing—the first time he has given us the original language in a translation from classical antiquity—will instantly become the go-to text for courses in translation and will also be a resource for anyone interested in Rome’s greatest lyric poet." —Richard F. Thomas, George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics, Harvard University

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Horace's Odes enjoys a long tradition of translation into English, most famously in versions that seek to replicate the quantitative rhythms of the Latin verse in rhymed quatrains. Stanley Lombardo, one of our preeminent translators of classical literature, now gives us a Horace for our own day that focuses on the dynamics, sense, and tone of the Odes, while still respecting its architectonic qualities.

In addition to notes on each of the odes, Anthony Corbeill offers an Introduction that sketches the poet’s tumultuous political and literary careers, highlights the Odes’ intricate construction and thematic breadth, and identifies some qualities of this work that shed light on a disputed question in its reception: Are these poems or lyrics?

This dual-language edition will prove a boon to students of classical civilization, Roman literature, and lovers of one of the great masters of Latin verse.

 

Reviews:

"Yet again, Stanley Lombardo has produced a superb translation, this time of the Odes of Horace. The greatest virtue of his translation is that he represents the stanzas of Horace's lyric stanzas with his own poetic version, closely hewing to the stanzas of the Horatian original. The translation, with the Latin text facing—the first time he has given us the original language in a translation from classical antiquity—will instantly become the go-to text for courses in translation and will also be a resource for anyone interested in Rome’s greatest lyric poet."
      —Richard F. Thomas, George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics, Harvard University

 

About the Authors:

Stanley Lombardo is Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Kansas.

Anthony Corbeill is the Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics, University of Virginia.